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Military Bases Embrace Homeschooling

Image from news article

Image from news article AP Photo/Susan Walsh

In recent years more and more parents have opted to take control of their children’s education and started homeschooling them. This trend is also being seen on many military installations as well, today more military parents are opting to homeschool their children than ever before.

The average military family moves every three years, which means the children in those families have to change schools once every three years. Those changes can be hard on both the children and the parents. This may help explain why this trend is growing even faster on military bases.

About three percent of children are homeschooled in America, and it’s estimated that nearly nine percent of children from military families are homeschooled. (Military Child Education Coalition) Homeschooling for military families seems to make very good sense and offers more flexibility and control for everyone concerned.

The following story By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press found on silina.com sheds more light on this growing trend at our military bases.

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Factional Math Game

fractional math gameHere’s a simple but fun game that will help your children understand fractions.

Supplies needed:
Fraction Strips/Tiles
Fraction Dice

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50 Autumn Play and Art Activities for Kids

Autumn activities for homeschool learning and funNow that schools back in and the autumn leaves are beginning to appear it’s time to start thinking about ways to use this seasonal change as a learning tool. What better way to do this then to incorporate it into fun autumn play and craft activities.

That’s why we were so happy to have stumbled upon this next blog post on “The Imagination Tree” as it features a collection of no less than 50 autumn play and art activities for kids.

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Top 10 Strategies for Answering the Socialization Question

womentalkingwebWhether you’ve been homeschooling for years or simply thinking about starting to homeschool the socialization question is one that needs to be answered. For those just thinking about getting started it may be a stumbling block and for many that already homeschool their children this question may even ruffle some feathers. 

Hopefully this article will help both groups come to terms with it.

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Messy Monster Paintings

Fly Swatter PaintingI just found this really messy activity over at “No Time for Flashcards”. Be forewarned you’ll need patience and a some clean up after the activity is done. But hey, it’s a great way to teach the kids about cleaning up after themselves. Some careful preparation will help with the clean up and everyone involved will have fun. With that in mind why not go ahead and click the link below and have a look.

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